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    Name:Sarah Burke
    Lives In:Whistler, BC
    Canada
    Hometown:Squamish, BC
    Canada
    Gender:Female
  • Profession

    Skiing

  • Biography

    RIP Sarah Burke September 3, 1982 - January 18, 2012.

    ROXY professional rider and proud snow team member, Sarah Burke, earned her reputation as one of the world's best skiers. While growing up in Ontario, Canada, Sarah began competing on moguls at age 15 and traveled all over North America with the Ontario Ski Team. Two years later she shifted to Freeride and quickly became a fierce competitor in that arena. Sarah transformed into a pioneer of women's freestyle skiing and is responsible for advancing the sport to what it is today. Sarah continued to forge the way for more women's events after already proving her unmistakable talent and innovative skills while competing against the boys. Sarah was one of the most recognized skiers of the sport.

    Sarah's remarkable performances on the mountain led to her being named one of the most influential skiers in the past 35 years by Powder Magazine in 2007. At the same exciting time, Sarah became the first skier to ever win an ESPY Award when she was honored with "Female Action Sports Athlete of the Year." As a true fearless innovator on the snow and in the air, she was the first woman to throw a 720, 900 and 1080 in competition. When asked what gets her excited to get out of bed in the morning, Sarah admitted, "Eating. I love, love, love breakfast eggs, cereal, chocolatew, hatever works!"

    Sarah was unstoppable in her element. She continued to push the envelope, inspiring other female athletes around the globe. Sarah had a genuine passion for skiing and it was obvious that she felt truly lucky to be living her life. When asked if she was ever in awe of her experiences, Sarah's response was, "All the time. Even when I am home in Whistler and we will have a great day skiing and stop for a second to just look around. It's gorgeous and sunny and knowing that you get to do what you love. I get that feeling every day, so it makes my life pretty good." Sarah Burke was the ultimate combination of unique talent, upbeat personality and natural beauty. The skiing world lost a truly special woman when she passed.
  • Videos

    Sarah Burke has been tagged in 1 video on GrindTV.

    Windells skiing

    Windells skiing

    5 years ago

    6,093 views

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  • Photos

    Sarah Burke has been tagged in 5 photos on GrindTV.

    photo: John Vandervalk
    photo: John Vandervalk
    Sarah Burke- Photo by Rocky Maloney
    Sarah Burke
    X Games womens ski superpipe champion Sarah Burke. photo: Nate Abbott (www.nateabbott.com)
  • 8 Comments

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    littlefrenchboy0

    Posted by littlefrenchboy0 February 13, 2012 01:54pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    Guys, she didnt die. Give it a break.

    vanco420

    Posted by vanco420 January 20, 2012 06:20am PSTReply | Report Abuse

    Good Luck on the Other Side, may there be al the Halfpipes you can ride... RIP

    beckers66

    Posted by beckers66 January 19, 2012 08:21pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    This is truly so very sad, my heart goes out to all the family..God Bless ...

    rebecca hewitt

    Posted by rebecca hewitt January 19, 2012 04:59pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    Such a great loss.....not only to her family but the sport. I am so sorry this happened. I hope you keep skiing in the after life......may your family find peace during this horrible time in thier lives. RIP Sarah you will be greatly missed.

    robin hill

    Posted by robin hill January 19, 2012 04:40pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    I am deeply sorry to hear you passed. All my prayers now are with your husband and family. Watching your videos in tears. Truly Sorry!

    donald kutz

    Posted by donald kutz January 18, 2012 12:06am PSTReply | Report Abuse

    Get well soon and may God bless you...

    paul w montella

    Posted by paul w montella January 12, 2012 11:04am PSTReply | Report Abuse

    All my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Sarah. Get well soon and Blessed be.

    phyllis felix

    Posted by phyllis felix January 10, 2012 06:49pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    God be with her and her family, please say your prayers for her.....

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